Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pacolet Ampitheater

On Saturday December 22nd Jamie's mom called and asked us to go to the Pacolet Ampitheater. We call it the Martin Family Tradition. It's kind of corny if you have never been, but it's tradition. We took my niece and we listened to Christmas music all the way there. We all got out and walked around and looked at all the lights and props. We then had some hot chocolate before we left. It was very nice and not to cold out. I took lots of pictures of the kids. I now take my camera with me anywhere I go just so I can update this blog.

Karson's Baptism

On Sunday December 16th our 8 year old daughter Karson was baptized at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church. We are so proud of her. She was very nervous about the water being cold and going under the water but she did wonderful. I am so glad that our church takes extra precautions to ensure that all children are prepared to make such an important decision in their young lives. She had to meet with Kim and go to a new believers class every Sunday for 4 weeks before the day of baptism. After church our whole family went to Olive Garden, (Karson's favorite restaurant), to celebrate. Steve Knight made her this little award of Baptism. She was so proud of it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Our Saturday

Today is finally Saturdy. I love Saturdays!! I get to sleep in until at least 7:30am. A lot later than the normal 5:45 that I get up during the week. We just relaxed around the house this morning until I had to take Karson to our friend Sara Harrell's birthday party at the YMCA. When we picked her up at 3:00pm then we decided to take the kids bowling. This is the first weekend that Jamie has been off in about 4 weeks, so we wanted to do something with the kids. There was nothing good showing at the movies. When we arrived at the bowling alley and paid, we set off for our lane. I proceeded to go to the restroom. When I came out Jamie and Zachary were gone and Karson and Andrew were freaking out, Saying something about Zachary and the ball falling on him and blood everywhere. I finally found them in the men's restroom and Zachary was covered in blood. Zachary had dropped the ball and then fallen head first on top of it. He busted his lip and his nose. His clothes were covered. Since they are all potty trained I no longer carry extra clothes. Luckily someone had given me a 24 month shirt for Ryan the other day and it was still in my car. He had to wear it even though it was waaay to small. The kids really enjoyed bowling and of course Jamie won. After we left we went to drive through Return to Bethlehem at Bethel. It was great but rainy and cold. Anyway I did not take my camera so I have no pictures of us bowling, but I am going to have to remember to take my camera with us all the time for my blog updates.

Friday, December 14, 2007

My First Post

This is my niece.
Allright, here goes. I thought I would try and start a blog page. I figured this would be a good way for family and friends to keep up with what goes on in our crazy life. I titled my blog my life as a zookeeper because this is how I feel sometimes. We are always soo busy. I feel like I go go go all the time. I can't wait until next Wed. is over because I will be off work for 2 weeks. The down side to that of course is that my kids will be off school for 2 weeks. Not really a break if you ask me. I think someone should invent teacher days of school but kids still go. Anyway this past weekend Jamie and I took the kids to Hatcher Garden to take the kids Christmas pictures. They turned out so good. I downloaded them to and printed them out. The lady at the Photo Center when I picked them up said that their manager had to verify that they were not professional. I saved myself lots of money and my sanity too.